Chapter 14. How Surround Sound Works

How Surround Sound Works

Surround sound for home video has been around in one form or another for more than 20 years. Today’s most popular surround format is Dolby Digital, which can reproduce up to 5.1 channels of audio. The five primary channels are front left, front center (typically located just above or below the television screen), front right, left surround, and right surround. While many listeners mistakenly place their surround speakers at the rear of the room, these speakers are designed to literally surround the listener by being placed to the sides of the primary listening location, level with or just slightly behind your ...

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